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Michael (Mick) Goucher. R.I.P.

With regret, we wish to inform our members of the passing of Michael Goucher, the Branch President. Who died on the 10th February 2014. R.I.P.

Mick was employed in the Brewery (A.Guinness & Son) in the Transport department. He was a member of the St. James's Gate British Ex-Service Men Organisation. In 1964 he joined The Dublin Central Branch, served on committee and his passion was the Irish Poppy Appel. Each year he raised large sums of money up the time of our departure from Sir John Rogersons Quay in November 2011 with his Non-Stop-Draw and other events. Mick served as our Branch President for the last twenty (20) years with great dignity and in an intelligence

He served with the Royal Air Force in WW2 and before he donned his uniform Mick was in the thick of it. With a good contingent of Dubs who traveled to Belfast and enlisted on the 14th and kitted out on the 15th April 1941. Ready to ship out to the mainland to commence their training but that was the night of the first German Blitze on Belfast. A date that Mick always remembered as he witnessed the horrors of that night with 900 killed and 1,500 injured. The contingent of Dubs remained in Belfast for another four days to assist with rescue operations. Mick completed his service in India and was part of the RAF repatriation team of British POWs of the Japanese.

Mick was ahead of his time. A very good negotiator, tough but a fair and honest man in his dealings. A good man to have on your side.

To his daughter Carmal, son in-law Aidan and grandson Ronan on behalf of our committee and members we extend our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.




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ron flynn | Reply 02.06.2014 01.00

RIP mick

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